SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 29, 2021
WORKHORSE GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
|(Commission File Number)|
|100 COMMERCE DRIVE, LOVELAND, ohio||45140|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (513) 360-4704
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Name of each exchange|
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||WKHS||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On September 29, 2021, Workhorse Group Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Greg Ackerson, the Company’s Corporate Controller, as interim Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Steve Schrader who departed the Company. Mr. Ackerson’s appointment was a part of a number of new leadership appointments described in the Company’s press release, dated September 30, 2021, which is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to and is incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K. Mr. Schrader’s departure is not based on any disagreement with the Company's accounting principles or practices or financial statement disclosures.
Mr. Ackerson, age 44, has been the Company’s Corporate Controller since April 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ackerson was an Assurance Senior Manager with BDO USA LLP from December 2015 through March 2018. He has also served in finance and audit roles at publicly traded companies, including as Senior Manager Technical Accounting for NewPage Corporation from 2011 through 2015 and as Finance Manager at the J.M. Smucker Company from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Ackerson has also served as an Inspection Specialist for the PCAOB and various progressive audit roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Ackerson received his Master of Science in accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
On September 29, 2021, the Company informed Steve Schrader, the Company’s then Chief Financial Officer, and Rob Willison, the Company’s then Chief Operating Officer, that the Company would not be renewing their respective employment agreements. Mr. Schrader and Mr. Willison left the Company effective September 29 and September 30, respectively. On September 30, 2021, the Company informed Stephen Fleming that the Company would not be renewing his employment agreement, which expires November 5, 2021.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
|99.1||Press release issued September 30, 2021.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|WORKHORSE GROUP INC.|
|Date: October 5, 2021||By:||/s/ James D. Harrington|
|James D. Harrington|
|Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary|